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Medicare Payment

Read the AAFP's call for realignment of the Medicare payment system to provide more equitable payment to family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicare-payment.html

Membership Designation

Explore the different levels of membership in AAFP including fellow, member and diplomate.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/membership-designation.html

Mercury in Food as a Human Health Hazard

Read about AAFP's support of testing of mercury levels in seafood and family physician's role in managing health risks.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mercury.html

Military Service, Physicians' Draft

Read AAFP's opposition to a draft of physicians into the armed services.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/military-service.html

Needle Exchange Programs and Safe Injection Sites

Read the AAFP's position on needle exchange programs and safe injection sites.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/needle-exchange.html

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/neonatal-circumcision.html

Never Events and Hospital Acquired Conditions

Read AAFP's support of efforts to improve health care by identifying hospital acquired conditions and safety in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/never-events.html

New Physician, Definition

Read the AAFP's definition of new physician.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/new-physician.html

Nurse Midwives, Certified

Learn about the AAFP's guidelines for integrated practices and the supervision of nurse midwives.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-midwives.html

Nurse Practitioners

Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Officers' Protocol

Read the protocol on the listing of AAFP officers.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/officers-protocol.html

Opposition to Restrictive Covenants

Read about the AAFP's policy on Opposition to Restrictive Covenants.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/opposition-covenants.html

Organ Donation: Addressing the Shortage of Registered Organ Donors

Read AAFP's position on the family physician's role in discussing organ donation with patients and their family members.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/organ-donation.html

Paid Sick Leave

Read AAFP's policy on paid sick leave.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/paid-sick-leave.html

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on opioids and pain management.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/chronic-pain-management-opiod-misuse.html

Parental Leave During Residency Training

Read AAFP's policy on parental leave plans during residency training.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/parental-leave.html

Patient Education

Read AAFP's policy on patient education.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-education.html

Patient Referrals

Learn about AAFP's policy on patient referrals regarding participation in the health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-referrals.html

Patient Responsibility for Follow-Up of Diagnosis and Treatment

Read the AAFP's position on the responsibility of the patient regarding follow up treatment.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-responsibility.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payer-acceptance.html

Payment, Lifestyle Medicine

Read about the AAFP's policy on Payment, Lifestyle Medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-lifestyle.html

Payment, Physician

Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-physician.html

Peer Review

Read the AAFP's position on effective peer review as a tool to improve quality of care for patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/peer-review.html

Pharmacists Dispensing Drugs - AAFP Legislative Stance

Read the AAFP's stance on stance on state legislation regarding pharmacists ability to dispense medication beyond the expiration date.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pharmacists-dispensing.html

Physician Assistants

Read the AAFP position on physician assistant training and payment for services provided by physician assistants.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-assistants.html

Physician Compensation for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Oversight

Read about the AAFP's policy on physician compensation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant oversight.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-compensation-oversight.html

Physician Expert Witness in Medical Liability Suits

Read the AAFP's position on physicians serving as expert witnesses in medical liability cases.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-expert-witness.html

Physician and Patient Relationships, Professional Responsibility

Read the AAFP's position on establishing a relationship between patients and physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-patient-relationships.html

Physician Reentry

Read the AAFP's recommendation for the process for physicians reentry into practice after an extended period of inactivity.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-reentry.html

Physician Remediation Education

Read AAFP's policy on reeducating physicians with educational or clinical skills deficiencies.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-remediation.html

Political Action

Read the AAFP's recommendations on effective communication with legislators at all levels of government to support the family medicine specialty.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/political-action.html

Pre-Medical Student Shadowing

Read the AAFP's promotion of student shadowing opportunities in family medicine practices.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pre-medical-student-shadowing.html

Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Read the AAFP's recommendation on the role of the family physician before and after surgery.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pre-post-operative-care.html

Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment in Medical Education and Clinical ...

Read AAFP's policy on Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment in Medical Education and Clinical Settings.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-gender-basedharassment.html

Preventive Medicine

Read the AAFP's support of preventive medicine and the commitment of evidence-based, cost-effective medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preventive-medicine.html

Primary Care

Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care.html

Procedural Skills, Preceptor/Proctor Readiness Course

Read AAFP's position on physicians certification for readiness to be preceptored or proctored.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/procedural-skills-preceptor.html

Procedural Skills, Scope of Training in Family Medicine Residencies

Read AAFP's guidelines for teaching residents procedures in the scope of family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/procedural-skills-scope.html

Professional Medical Liability, Lawsuits

Read AAFP's opposition to the use of medical liability lawsuits as a means to pursue policy.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-medical-liability-lawsuits.html

Referral, Unsolicited Laboratory

Read AAFP's position on family physician's obligation when receiving unsolicited clinical tests results for a patient where no relationship exists.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/referral.html

Reporting on Residency Status of Patients

Read the AAFP's opposition to any legislation requiring health care providers to report a patient's legal residency status.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reporting-residency-status.html

Reproductive Decisions, Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration ...

Read AAFP's policy on Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration Terminations by Supporting Skilled Providers.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-decisions-promoting-access.html

Reproductive Decisions

Read the AAFP's position on legal abortions and the role of the family physician in performing the procedure.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-decisions.html

Research, Collaborative

Read the AAFP's endorsement of collaborative researching between clinicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-collaborative.html

Research - Ethical Participation by Family Physicians

Read the ethical considerations for physicians to follow when conducting medical research.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-ethical.html

Resident and Student Education, Discrimination In

Read AAFP's discrimination policy in regards to resident and medical student education.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-education-discrimination.html

Resident and Student Leadership

Read about resident and student leadership in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-student-leadership.html

Resident Work Hours

Read AAFP's policy on limitations and other regulations of resident work hours.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-work-hours.html

Retail Clinics

Read AAFP's position on retail clinics as an avenue to provide patient-centered healthcare.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/retail-clinics.html

Residential Pool Safety

Read AAFP's policy on safety measures required for residential pool safety including CPR training, telephone access and swimming lessons.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residential-poolsafety.html

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